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THEOLOGIAN: Crucial Blast To Release Deluxe Vinyl Edition Of Some Things Have To Be Endured

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Following its initial CD and digital release in October, THEOLOGIAN’s latest full-length, Some Things Have To Be Endured, will receive a deluxe vinyl release from Crucial Blast on July 22nd, 2014. This new LP edition of the album will come in gatefold packaging and feature completely different artwork from the CD version previously released by Crucial Blast, using the evocative and disturbing images of NY photographer Gretchen Heinel. The vinyl will be pressed on blood-red wax in an edition of five hundred copies, and will include a digital download of the album.

Magick. Motherhood. Pain. Suffering.
Blood. Tension. Nausea. Desire.
Obsession. Addiction. Loathing. Violence.
The loss of hope. Unfulfilled dreams. Unhealed wounds.
SOME THINGS HAVE TO BE ENDURED.

The latest offering from NY synth-death master THEOLOGIAN (aka Leech, also the mastermind behind the renowned power electronics/death industrial outfit Navicon Torture Technologies), Some Things Have To Be Endured features eight new tracks of punishing black industrial, apocalyptic darkwave frequencies, and nerve-rending electronic deathscapes. Endured… is a collection of collaborations between Theologian and a lineup of female vocalists/artists from both within the industrial / noise / dark ambient / coldwave realm and beyond, with contributions from Rachael Kozak (Hecate), Kristen MacArthur (Sewer Goddess), Rachel Maloney (Tonikom), Nikki Telladictorian (Prometheus Burning), Patricia Benitez (Fetish Drone), Gillian Leigh Bowling (Teloahqaal), Christiana Key (Delphic Oracle), Joan Hacker (Factoria), Shari Vari (Void Vision), and professional opera singer Melissa C. Kelly. The tracks shift from grinding industrial dread to ethereal coldwave beauty, blasts of rumbling blackened synthcrush met with washes of haunting electronic melody, while always remaining rooted in Theologian’s bleak, jet-black death industrial. Co-produced with Derek Rush/Dream Into Dust and mastered by James Plotkin, Some Things Have To Be Endured contains some of the most moving and dramatic music to emerge from THEOLOGIAN’s black sonic abyss to date.

[Some Things Have To Be Endured LP cover]

[Some Things Have To Be Endured CD cover]

Some Things Have To Be Endured Track Listing:
1. Black Cavern Myopia
2. The Conjoined Deviant Procession
3. Writhing Corpus Landscape
4. Gore-Stained Ramparts
5. Like Love, Only Real
6. Grand Guignol
7. Ectothermism
8. Welcome To The Golden Age Of Beggars

Leech will unleash THEOLOGIAN live once again over the coming weeks, with several new gigs confirmed around the country. A Brooklyn show with Queen Elephantine and Prana-Bindu has been slated for this week, on Sunday, April 20th. On May 3rd he’ll perform in Baltimore alongside Worms Of The Earth and Crucial Blast kin, T.O.M.B., and then on the 5th attack Brooklyn once again on a massive bill also including Gnaw and Whitehorse. Then on May 24th, THEOLOGIAN will traverse the country to invade Portland, performing that evening with Eight Bells, LKN and Eye Of Nix.

THEOLOGIAN Live:
4/20/2014 Don Pedro – Brooklyn, NY w/ Queen Elephantine, Prana-Bindu [info]
5/03/2014 Club Orpheus - Baltimore, MD w/ T.O.MB., Worms Of The Earth [info]
5/08/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ Gnaw, Whitehorse [info]
5/24/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR w/ Eight Bells, LKN, Eye Of Nix [info]

Stream Some Things Have To Be Endured at the Crucial Blast Bandcamp HERE.

“Leech has crafted a monstrous, ghastly album of lurching rhythms and totally downer melodies – think the Cure’s Pornography remixed by Vatican Shadow.” – Aquarius Records

“Wer sich als Verbündeter von Navicon Torture Technologies sieht und mit atmosphärischen wie auch rhythmischen Klangwelten konfrontiert werden möchte, der muss in diesem Fall unbedingt zuschlagen. 10/10” – Necroweb

“Not for the faint of heart or expectant mothers, Some Things Have To Be Endured is just what it’s title suggests, an exercise in endurance. It will however reward that endurance and repeated plays with an increasingly fantastic record that must have been hell to conceive, and just as difficult to physically create. But what a creation, one of stunning malevolence and bitter beauty.” – The Sludgelord

“The lo-fi, static-filled production transforms here from a black-metal requirement for authenticity to an instrument in its own right that gives the album its unique, dark sound that is somehow still akin to metal in its abrasive heaviness.” – Metal Reviews

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TORCH RUNNER Drops Track From Impending Southern Lord Release At Toxicbreed’s Funhouse

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Following their recent signing to Southern Lord, North Carolina-based TORCH RUNNER has released a track from Committed To The Ground.

TORCH RUNNER’s debut album, previously only available in a limited vinyl run, Committed To The Ground will now be made officially available worldwide on CD and digital formats via Southern Lord as a precursory title preceding the band’s recently-completed new LP, which is coming together to be released later this year. Committed To The Ground drops twelve tracks under twenty-three minutes, viciously bringing forth a volatile, pissed-off brew of metallic, downbeat punk/hardcore/grind for fiends that are into filth like old Napalm, Death Dead In The Dirt, Weekend Nachos, and Nails, and is set for North American release on May 13th.

A warning shot from Committed To The Ground, the album’s third track, “Feeding,” has been fired into the public today via Toxicbreed’s Funhouse. Listen now RIGHT HERE.

Additional info on TORCH RUNNER’s new LP will be released following the release of Committed To The Ground. Stand by for incoming tour transmissions as well.

Committed To The Ground Track Listing:
1. Current
2. Incendiary
3. Feeding
4. Canon Cast
5. Clocked In
6. Committed to the Ground
7. Rede
8. Harrow
9. The Holy Are The Broken
10. Tolled
11. Pulpit Plague
12. Vestige

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ENABLER Unloads New Track At Lambgoat; US Tour With Eyehategod & Ringworm Confirmed

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

From amidst their currently ongoing North American tour out to the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival — set to perform tomorrow, Thursday, April 17th alongside labelmates, Cop Problem — and beyond, ENABLER has been confirmed as opening support for Eyehategod and Ringworm on a bruising, month-long US tour from the end of May through late June. The trek begins just one day after both ENABLER and Eyehategod release their brand new LPs and three days after ENABLER marks their debut performance at Maryland Deathfest.

ENABLER has also just been confirmed to take part in The Fest 13 gathering in Gainesville, Florida, running from October 31st through November 2nd and including Hot Water Music, Touché Amoré, Masked Intruder and dozens of other acts. This is just one of many new tour actions to be announced as the band will be on the road virtually nonstop all year in support of their impending second LP, La Fin Absolue Du Monde.

A thirty-six minute battering of ENABLER’s most diverse and calculated material to date, La Fin Absolue Du Monde was tracked with Shane Hotchstetler at Howl Street Recordings (Expire, Northless) and mixed by Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) at Austin Enterprises. Lambgoat has premiered a brand new track from the LP, in the form of its second track, “New Life.” Unloading an immense lyrical sense of dread, loss and confusion, yet bursting with a rush of driving energy, while ENABLER’s ability to pack hooks catchier than The Black Plague into each track holds true straight to the bitter end.

Stream “New Life” via Lambgoat now at THIS LOCATION.

Also hear the previously released “Prey” at MetalSucks RIGHT HERE.

La Fin Absolue Du Monde will see release via The Compound and Creator-Destructor Records on May 27th. Currently in manufacturing at the mighty Pirates Press, the vinyl version will come in two schemes; the Creator-Destructor version in a half-and-half Grey/”Halloween Orange” pattern, and The Compound version on grey wax with heavy Black/White/”Orange Crush” splatter, each in runs of 250 copies in a wide-spine, uncoated jacket with a digital download code included. The CD will be housed with a high-quality, six-panel digipak. Preorders are available via The Compound HERE, via Creator-Destructor HERE, and digital preorders are live HERE.

ENABLER Tour Actions:
4/09/2014 Quarters – Milwaukee, WI
4/10/2014 Dragonfly Lounge – Madison, WI
4/11/2014 Error Records – Champagne, IL @ Skeletal Lightning Fest II
4/12/2014 Bier Stube – Moline, IL w/ Northless
4/13/2014 The Demo – St. Louis, MO
4/14/2014 The Donut Shop – Covington, KY
4/15/2014 Live at the Alamo – Erie, PA
4/16/2014 Badlands – Syracuse, NY
4/17/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest w/ Cop Problem
4/18/2014 The Worthen – Lowell, MA w/ Cop Problem
4/19/2014 Grand Victory – Brooklyn, NY w/ Cop Problem, Go Deep, Agitator
4/20/2014 Backroom Studios – Rockaway, NJ w/ Cop Problem
4/21/2014 Black Box – Philadelphia, PA w/ Cop Problem, Outer Heaven, Occult 45, Population Zero
4/22/2014 The Hook Up – Virginia Beach, VA
4/23/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
4/24/2014 Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Die Choking, Black Mask, Meth Quarry, Rabid Pigs
4/25/2014 Carabar – Columbus, OH @ Forward Ohio Fest
4/26/2014 Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH
4/27/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Iron Reagan, Occultist
5/15/2014 Coach and Horses – Windsor, ON
5/16/2014 Centre-Ville De – Montreal, QC @ Pouzza Fest
5/17/2014 The Central – Toronto, ON
5/18/2014 HvyHouse – Ottawa, ON
5/20/2014 Bar Le Megog – Sherbrooke, QC
5/21/2014 TBA – Burlington, VT
5/22/2014 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME
5/23/2014 Even Flow – Bay Shore, NY w/ Maruta
5/25/2014 Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
5/28/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA *
5/29/2014 Drunk Horse – Fayetteville, NC *
5/30/2014 Chop Shop – Charlotte NC *
5/31/2014 611 – Frederick, MD *
6/01/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA *
6/02/2014 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA *
6/03/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA *
6/04/2014 American Legion Post 80 – Binghamton, NY *
6/05/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA *
6/06/2014 Even Flow – Long Island, NY *
6/07/2014 Europa – Brooklyn, NY *
6/08/2014 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA *
6/09/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY *
6/10/2014 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI *
6/11/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH *
6/12/2014 Birdy’s – Indianapolis, IN *
6/13/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL *
6/14/2014 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI *
6/15/2014 Bottom End Bar – Appleton, WI *
6/16/2014 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN *
6/17/2014 TBA *
6/18/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO *
6/19/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN *
6/20/2014 Southport – New Orleans, LA *
6/21/2014 Dollhouse – Savannah, GA *
6/22/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL *
6/23/2014 Looseys – Gainesville, FL *
6/24/2014 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
6/25/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL *
10/31/11/02/2014 The Fest 13 – Gainesville, FL [info]
[* w/ Eyehategod, Ringworm]

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INANIMATE EXISTENCE: Technical Death Metal Faction To Unleash Second LP Via Unique Leader; Album Teaser Posted

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

California technical death metal faction, INANIMATE EXISTENCE, who feature within their ranks members of Brain Drill and Son Of Aurelius, will unleash their sophomore effort, A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement, this Summer via extreme metal merchants, Unique Leader Records.

Tracked by Max Zigman (Son of Aurelius, Smaragos) at Parade Outrageous in Santa Cruz and produced by Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement boasts eight conceptual tracks of progressive punishment. The follow-up to 2012’s Liberation Through Hearing, which MetalSucks championed for its “erie, psychedelic themes richly animated by the grandiose contrast between shamanic atmosphere and uncompromising brutality,” finds INANIMATE EXISTENCE’s signature, over-the-top compositions elevated to an entirely new level of profundity. Each movement marvels at its own innovative density as intricate guitar structures coil seamlessly around complex rhythms and infernal vocal tirades all the while maintaining an absorbing magnetism that draws exploratory listeners in with each new measure. The record includes several guest musicians who offer female vocal accents, clarinet, bass flute, harp, bongos and other nuances to the proceedings, only adding to the record’s already confounding depth.

A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement Track Listing:
1. Om Mani Padme Um
2. Omen
3. Bioluminescent Photophores
4. The Rune of Destruction
5. The Catacomb of Mirrors
6. Staring Through Fire
7. Out of Body Experience
8. Dueling Shadows

INANIMATE EXISTENCE’s A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement will be released on June 24th, 2014 via Unique Leader Records. Special preorder bundles will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, wrap your head around the album teaser below.

INANIMATE EXISTENCE:
Cameron Porras – Guitar/Vocals
Joel Guernsey – Guitar
Ron Casey – Drums (Brain Drill)
Riley McShane – Vocals (Son Of Aurelius)
Scott Bradley – Bass

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SERPENTINE PATH Debuts First Single From Sophomore Relapse LP

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Relapse Records has just released the first single to be released from the second LP from NYC morbid sludge metal kingpins, SERPENTINE PATH.

The highly anticipated follow-up to SERPENTINE PATH’s self-titled 2012 debut, Emanations is the band’s first studio venture featuring new second guitarist Stephen Flam, the mastermind behind NYC doom/death legends, Winter — aligned with founding members Tim Bagshaw (ex-Ramesses, ex-Electric Wizard) and a triad of ex-Unearthly Trance members, bassist Jay Newman, drummer Darren Verni and vocalist Ryan Lipynsky (The Howling Wind). Capturing forty-five minutes of true sludge punishment from this true underground all-star team, Emanations was recorded by Newman, as with their debut, after which it was mastered at Audiosiege, the album dredging forth the band’s most demoralizing and anguish-filled slow-motion chaos yet, and fittingly enshrouded by striking artwork by in-house Relapse artist Orion Landau.

“Disfigured Colossus” is the fourth of Emanations’ seven grueling tracks, and has been today released in several methods of dispersal, now playing at Youtube HERE and Soundcloud HERE.

Emanations will see release through Relapse on May 27th, 2014 on CD, LP and digital formats; preorders for the album can be placed HERE, and via iTunes HERE.

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MOUNT SALEM: Chicago Psychedelic Doom Conjurors Announce Headlining Tour

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Chicago psychedelic doom rock conjurors and recent Metal Blade signees, MOUNT SALEM, will embark on a full headlining tour this May! The trek will pillage its way through select cities between Chicago and Los Angeles, and includes one-off shows in New Mexico and Arizona opening up for doom legends, Saint Vitus! MOUNT SALEM will be touring in support of their Endless EP.

Mega blog, Loudwire.com, recently featured an interview with vocalist/organist Emily Kopplin as part of their “Vital Vinyl” column. The column highlights Endless’ striking cover art, the band’s proclivity for vinyl, and more. Check out the entire interview and photos at THIS LOCATION.

MOUNT SALEM
5/01/2014 Township – Chicago, IL
5/02/2014 Dragonfly Lounge – Madison, WI
5/03/2014 JB’s Speakeasy – La Crosse, WI
5/04/2014 Chesterfield – Sioux City, IA
5/05/2014 The Bourbon – Lincoln, NE
5/06/2014 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO w/ Speedwolf
5/08/2014 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Saint Vitus, Sons of Huns
5/09/2014 Club Red – Tempe, AZ w/ Saint Vitus, Sons of Huns
5/10/2014 TBA – Los Angeles, CA
5/11/2014 The Makeout Room – San Francisco, CA
5/12/2014 Witch Room – Sacramento, CA
5/13/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR
5/15/2014 The shred Shed – Salt Lake City, UT
5/16/2014 Future Shock – Frisco, CO
5/17/2014 Kung Fu Tap And Taco – Des Moines, IA

MOUNT SALEM is a four-piece psychedelic rock/doom metal band. They started writing music together in the summer of 2012 and released their first debut EP, Endless, in the Spring of 2013. Taking influence from the classics like Black Sabbath and Pentagram, MOUNT SALEM play loud, heavy rock ‘n’ roll using all vintage gear. Throwing their own twist of dark, mysterious doom into their summonings, MOUNT SALEM systematically pull listeners into their sinister realm of sound; their lyrical imagery serving as a ride all its own. Metal Blade Records signed the band in the Summer of 2013 and recently released an extended version of Endless containing two additional, brand-new tracks.

“Endless feels like it’s trapped in the nightmarish head-space of a psychic medium on a bad trip.” — Mister Growl

“Whether you’re a fan of psychedelic rock, stoner rock or doom metal, there’s a little something for everybody on Mount Salem’s ‘Endless.’” — Loudwire

“Debut album, Endless, is an absolute monolith of a record that combines the sludgy, droning guitars of Iommi’s finest vintage with Emily’s shimmering vocals and epic Jon Lord-style organ rushes. It’s retro, yes, but it also sounds too exciting to be dismissed as simply revisionism.” — Metal Hammer

“You do not want to pass this one up. MOUNT SALEM have managed to set themselves apart with well-written songs, haunting vocals, killer riffs, and the right type of mood that is essential for crafting memorable metal.” — Verbicide

“For MOUNT SALEM, that uniqueness is unequivocally the monstrous vocal abilities of frontwoman Emily Kopplin – like holy balls, she has some pipes.” – Dead Rhetoric


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SKINFATHER: Entire Debut LP From California Death Mob Playing At Revolver

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

As Southern California death quintet, SKINFATHER, is readying for the release of their debut LP, None Will Mourn, to see release in one week via Streetcleaner Records, today the entire record is now playing via Revolver Magazine’s website.

Taking direct inspiration from the 1990s Stockholm death metal scene and even slicing their moniker right off of a classic Dismember tune, on None Will Mourn, SKINFATHER delivers nine pulverizing hymns delivered with calculated precision and a cavernous production with just the slightest contemporary SoCal hardcore persuasion. The LP was engineered by Taylor Young from Nails, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and features the bold cover art crafted by Raul Gonzalez, and is set for digital and LP release via Todd Jones of Nails’ DIY label, Streetcleaner Records, on April 22nd.

Dig a hole, and check out None Will Mourn at Revolver… CLICK THIS.

SKINFATHER will join Iron Lung and Bone Sickness supporting Nails’ West Coast tour running from May 1st through 5th, with Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle on the list to get obliterated. Later this year, SKINFATHER and Nails will invade the East Coast, with that tour and additional live actions to be locked in the coming weeks.

Preorders for the LP version of None Will Mourn, which includes an instant digital download, are also now live, alongside other Skinfather gear HERE.

SKINFATHER West Coast Tour w/ Nails, Iron Lung, Bone Sickness:
5/01/2014 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA w/ Nausea
5/02/2014 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA w/ Violent Reaction, The Flex
5/03/2014 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
5/04/2014 Star Theatre – Portland, OR
5/05/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Gag

“How well Southern California’s Skinfather captures the spirit and unadulterated sonic brutality of that glorious moment in time, on the other hand, is no doubt about to turn more than a few heads.” – Decibel Magazine

“…the band has a very Nailsian feel about them; their music has that same cooked-to-a-crisp, forced-to-run-through-a-forest-of-straight-razors-and-swim-through-a-sea-of-Drano vibe to it. It’s killer stuff.” – MetalSucks

“Skinfather, instead of just riding one influence to death for an entire album, are able to adroitly combine elements of doom and even crust and thrash into a pummeling assault.  Meaty riffs and chunky breakdowns abound like some sort of metal stew, simmered to perfection in the flames of no frills, in your face death metal.” – Metal Insider

“Straying from the formula just enough to cement themselves on their own comfortable ground, Skinfather deliver on their debut LP an album both respectful of its roots and aligned towards their own unique sensibilities. Monotonous and a tad overwhelming at times, it’s an album that’s miles more so a ripper and one of my favorite albums this half of 2014.” – American Aftermath

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GREY SKIES FALLEN: NYC Ominous Metal Quintet Premieres New Track With Sea Of Tranquility

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

New York City-area’s ominous black/death/doom quintet, GREY SKIES FALLEN, will open the gateways to their most epic and expansive album in their seventeen-year history on April 29th, 2014, with the release of The Many Sides Of Truth, and today, another single from the record has been set loose.

Now playing at exploratory metal community, Sea Of Tranquility is the third of the album’s seven massive tracks, “The Flame.” An incredibly gloomy but dynamic seven-plus-minute piece, in their new 4/5-rated review of the record, Sea Of Tranquility said of the track, “’The Flame’ is a kick ass Viking/Pagan metal barn burner, and wouldn’t sound out of place on any Amon Amarth or Enslaved album, and is perhaps the heaviest song here. In between some of the longer tracks are gentle, atmospheric instrumentals, which bridge the gap between the heavier pieces quite nicely.”

Ignite “The Flame” now at THIS LOCATION.

Also stream the album’s “Ritual Of The Exiter” and “Of the Ancients” via No Clean Singing RIGHT HERE.

As with their five previous studio works, GREY SKIES FALLEN will independently unleash The Many Sides Of Truth on multiple formats on April 29th. The band will directly publish the album through all digital platforms, and in CD and LP runs of 300 copies each. The Travis Smith-designed cover art for the record has been redesigned in three separate color schemes. The band’s own limited digipak CD and digital releases will bear a blue-infused cover, the LP artwork in green, and now, Paragon Records will issue a full official jewel case CD run featuring the artwork in red, and also handle distribution of the album. The band’s own LP pressing will be available shortly after the other editions on three vinyl color schemes — black, colored/splattered, and glow-in-the-dark. Preorders for the CD and digital versions through the band are available HERE, and LP preorders are posted HERE.

GREY SKIES FALLEN has also confirmed a local release show for The Many Sides Of Truth on Monday, May 12th at The Acheron in Brooklyn. This hometown gig will feature direct support from the henchmen in Buckshot Facelift, the brutalizing grind/death faction in which three of the members of GSF share double-duty, as well as local acts Hypoxia, Lysura and Lucid Terror. Additional live performances will be announced in the coming days.

GREY SKIES FALLEN Record Release Show:
5/12/2014 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Buckshot Facelift, Hypoxia, Lysura, Lucid Terror

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ABRE OJOS: New Soundscape From One-Man Exploratory Audiovisual Project Now Playing At Heathen Harvest

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Today, underground music gateway, Heathen Harvest, offers up a special premiere of “Fractured Signals” from ABRE OJOS. The otherworldly soundscape comes from ABRE OJOS’ Gates full-length album, set to be unveiled next month by Santa Barbara-based independent label imprint, Secrets Of Giza.

ABRE OJOS is the audiovisual project of Scott Baker, a multimedia artist from Melbourne, Australia with over 20 years’ experience working across the areas of installation, experimental music, video and illustration. Baker’s ABRE OJOS is an exploration of synesthetic modalities using geometric animations and extreme audio frequencies. The ABRE OJOS project is an immersive audiovisual creation for plumbing the depths of the human spirit; Gates serves as the next evolutionary step in Baker’s ongoing survey of introspection.

Expounds Heathen Harvest in its in-depth investigation of the work, “ABRE OJOS is a mechanical beast, portrayed through the Occult sense of Creation through divine Will. It is the inanimate object brought to life, by the use of machinery and human expression reflecting a futuristic yet modern world that was first imagined, then created. Technology is a magical act, and when we see the Occult and myth through this lens, much of it can begin to make sense. Our imagination through the years led to what only a hundred years ago would have been seen as magical, and now is the everyday world in which we live. If you don’t believe that we are not able to read peoples thoughts, just go on any website such as Twitter or Facebook where random thoughts are said with little to no discretion.”

Experience the abrasive and serene “Fractured Signals,” now playing at Heathen Harvest at THIS LOCATION.

“Abre Ojos” was an old saying by Spanish and Portuguese sailors while navigating the dangerous reef infested waters surrounding Australia’s coastline meaning “watch out” or “open your eyes, there is danger all around.” An investigative, minimalist sound excursion, the eleven-track Gates includes an accompanying full-length DVD for an extraordinary audiovisual experience. Gates is both art and mantra, challenging and soothing, reflective and punctuated, feeding and consuming. To appreciate Gates, one must fully embrace its active principle time and time again, shedding all resistance and inhibition.

Gates will be released via Secrets Of Giza on May 13th, 2014. Purchase your copy at THIS LOCATION.

“Baker explores the unsettling worlds between conventionally accepted euphonic sounds… this is evocative ambient music for late night hours.” – Crawl Space Magazine


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PRIZEHOG: Portland Celestial Space Sludge Outfit Announces Five-Week US Tour

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Still riding a fresh wave of killer reactions to their walloping third LP, Re-Unvent the Whool, Portland, Oregon-based, PRIZEHOG, has announced the routing for their upcoming Spring US tour.

Embarking off of their home turf on May 2nd, the counter-clockwise path this tour makes will find PRIZEHOG winding through the entire continental US for five full weeks before closing down with the final gig in Seattle on June 8th and returning to their daily habitat. See true celestial space sludge for yourself on this massive endeavor including a short run with friends and faves, Vaz, as well as killer acts like Burnt Books, hepa/Titus, Tinsel Teeth, arbogast, The Great Sabatini, labelmates Towers and Big Black Cloud, and more throughout the itinerary.

Amidst the closing-in of this confirmed run, PRIZEHOG will be announcing their next tour lining up for this July alongside labelmates, Hot Victory.

PRIZEHOG US Spring Tour:
5/02/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR w/ Towers, Big Black Cloud
5/07/2014 Lobot Gallery – Oakland, CA w/ Mansion
5/08/2014 The Eagle – San Francisco, CA w/ hepa/Titus, Peace Creep
5/09/2014 Redwood Bar – Los Angeles, CA w/ hepa/Titus
5/10/2014 The Tin Can – San Diego, CA w/ Ghetto Blaster
5/11/2014 C St – Flagstaff, AZ w/ New Gods
5/12/2014 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM w/ Fando
5/13/2014 Three Links – Dallas, TX w/ Bludded Head, Spacebeach
5/14/2014 Vinos – Little Rock, AR
5/15/2014 Springwater – Nashville, TN w/ Tijuana Goat Ride
5/16/2014 TBA – Birmingham, AL
5/17/2014 The Highlander – Atlanta, GA
5/18/2014 The Foxfield – Columbia, SC w/ Burnt Books
5/19/2014 TBA – Richmond, VA
5/20/2014 Gold Bar – Baltimore, MD w/ Vaz, Multicult
5/21/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Vaz
5/22/2014 Cake Shop – Manhattan, NY w/ Insect Ark, Columboid
5/23/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Vaz, Mossenek, Collapsible Baton
5/24/2014 AS220 - Providence, RI w/ Vaz, Tinsel Teeth
5/25/2014 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA w/ Vaz
5/26/2014 The Lair – Buffalo, NY w/ Fox 45, Tainted, Jerry Grind
5/27/2014 TBA – Pittsburgh, PA/Cleveland, OH
5/28/2014 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL w/ arbogast
5/29/2014 Quarters – Milwaukee, WI w/ Soup Moat
5/30/2014 The Hexagon Bar – Minneapolis, MN w/ The Funeral and the Twilight
5/31/2014 Trumpet Blossom – Iowa City, IA w/ Acoustic Guillotine
6/01/2014 TBA – Omaha, NE/Kansas
6/02/2014 Bar Bar – Denver, CO w/ Echo Beds
6/03/2014 The Parlor Bar – Laramie, WY w/ Unpaid Butlers
6/04/2014 Burts Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Cornered By Zombies, The Great Sabatini
6/05/2014 Filling Station – Bozeman, MT w/ Acheron Thodol
6/06/2014 Zootown Arts Community Center – Missoula, MT
6/07/2014 TBA – Spokane, WA w/ Hooves
6/08/2014 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA w/ Don Peyote, Same Sex Dictator

Following Eolian Empire’s fresh unleashing of the supernova of creativity that is PRIZEHOG’s third album, Re-Unvent the Whool, in March the album is raking in acclaim from all over the place in recent weeks. Recorded and mixed by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business, Tool, Russian Circles) at Sun Valley studio Sound of Sirens, Re-Unvent the Whool is focused, sophisticated, and masterfully produced to showcase the exquisite but intense interaction within the trio: guitars, synths, and drums push and pull one another as they crunch, crush, whirl, weave, and straight up rock their way through mazes of dynamic and dramatic movements, adding layers upon layers to sculpt mountains of sonic majesty. Aquarius Records dubbed the LP, “record of the week,” and called it, “ridiculously, mindblowingly next level doom-sludge genius,” and the trio itself, “the sludge saviors we’ve been waiting for.” In an early premiere of the track, “Shed,” Decibel called the album, “Disconnected sludge floating in an abyss of fuzz,” followed by The Obelisk, who streamed the entire album for its release date, noting in a glowing text accompaniment, “The bass-less trio — you’ll note no lack of low end in the record — run a spectrum of effects-laden churning, mashing together bright ambient echoes and deep, dank tonality. I wouldn’t be the first person to compare them to the Melvins, but that doesn’t really do complete justice to the psychedelic side of their sound, which shows up quickly.”

Orders for Re-Unvent the Whool are live at the Eolian Empire fort HERE, available in a digital package as well as 180-gram vinyl LP including a 24″ x 24″ poster of the Chris Jehly cover art and download of the album.

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